ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Slovakia Sotheby’s Int. Realty offers for sale an exclusive log house situated in the village of Višňové, in the beautiful surroundings of a protected landscape area at the foot of the northern edge of the Little Carpathians directly below Čachtice Castle.
The history of Čachtice Castle
Čachtice Castle, the former seat of Erzsébet Báthory, was built in the first half of the 13th century. It belonged to the system of boundary royal castles defending the western border of Hungary. During its past, the Castle was handed down in history in various ways – as a gift, as an object of purchase or by the taking over by force and fell into the hands of several families. It became famous for its “bloody countess” who had lived there at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries and supposedly had tortured and killed more than 600 girls to bathe in their blood and stay young and beautiful forever. The story of the countess, who died in 1614, became the subject of numerous literary or theatre works. During the Estates Revolt in 1708, the Castle was burned down by the troops of Francis Rákóczy. The castle has begun to fall into neglect since then and today it is a picturesque ruin with a unique view.
A luxurious brick log house made of real logs consists of a ground floor, an attic and a partial basement. The ground floor has a social area, which is dominated by a majestic stone grill with a hand-forged flue. The large open-plan area includes a living area with a pleasant seating area with billiards, a stylish bar counter and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining zone. The owners used the large space to create more relaxing seats for guests, whether with a good tea or a glass of wine. There is a guest room/banquet with an en suite bathroom. As a matter of course, there are guest toilets, too.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The open gallery overlooking the stone fireplace enhances the feeling of airiness and grandeur of the whole space. In the interior, top quality natural materials such as wood and stone were used, processed with proven technologies in order to create the feeling of a traditional log house, but at the same according to standards reflecting current trends. Carefully selected furniture, real tiles, or a number of historical artifacts give the house a pleasant homey feel.
In the basement there is a wine cellar, a pleasant sitting area is also provided by a large outdoor covered terrace.
On the land there is a building serving as a stable for 10 horses, with locker rooms, kitchen, storerooms and accommodation. There is also a farm building that can be used for organic farming.
The whole site is protected by an external stone wall, at the entrance there is a guard-house, as well as internal fencing – an enclosure near the log house. A herd of fallow deer moves freely within the said zones.
Part of the land is planned for construction purposes, which creates space for interesting investment opportunities.
This unique log house is designed for the most demanding client, who will especially appreciate the maximum comfort, pleasant atmosphere and perfect privacy.
- 631 sqm, 5 rooms
- covered terrace
- stone grill
- billiards, wine cellar
- top-quality materials
- pleasant, homely atmosphere
- stable for 10 horses
- farm building
- electric heating
- maximum privacy
- Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area
LOCATION, Nové Mesto nad Váhom – Višňové
The village of Višňové is located in western Slovakia in the district of Nové Mesto nad Váhom in a picturesque deep valley below Čachtice Castle. In the cadastral territory of the village there is a part of the national nature reserve Čachtický hradný vrch. The reservation is part of the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area. The surroundings of the village are rich in fauna, flora and various natural attractions. There are many cycle paths or sidewalks for quiet walks in its vicinity.